|Who is it?||Actor, Producer|
|Birth Day||November 08, 1958|
|Birth Place||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Age||62 YEARS OLD|
|Style||Kenpo Karate Gōjū-ryū|
|Rank||9th degree black belt in American Kenpo Karate 9th degree black belt in Japanese Gōjū-ryū|
|Occupation||Actor Martial artist|
Speakman started acting in 1988 and became an actor in 1991 with the release of The Perfect Weapon, He followed this up with the feature film Street Knight. In the United Kingdom, this movie was released straight to video in 1993. Other action films followed, including The Expert and Deadly Outbreak.
Speakman holds training camps every year at the Jeff Speakman International Kenpo Camp for American kenpo. In 1993, Speakman was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame for Instructor of the Year. He was also recognized for excellence in martial arts and was inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame in 2009 where he received the Silver Life Achievement Award.
In 2013, Speakman was ill with throat cancer, however he has since fully recovered from it. He has continued his martial arts labor, transforming his previous association, AKKS into Kenpo 5.0. Citing some of Ed Parker's last statements about American Kenpo, Speakman decided to make an attempt to integrate ground fighting techniques into Kenpo's self-defense curriculum. Speakman is Adam Ant that in doing this he is preserving the will of Parker, who always intended Kenpo to continue evolving, and that his additions to the system will increase the students ability to repel any type of attack.